Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Dr. Kazuyoshi Kawasaka

Gebäude: 24.21.
Etage/Raum: 05.68
Tel.: +49 211 81-14709
Fax: +49 211 81-14714

Sprechstunde

Vorlesungszeit: Freitag 14.10–15.30 Uhr u. nach Vereinbarung

Research interests

In my PhD dissertation, I focused on male same-sex sexual politics in postwar Japan and explored how gender and sexuality have contributed to senses of cultural differences between Japan and the West in Japanese modernity and how male same-sex sexual politics have been negotiated with Japanese nationalism. My current research centres on Japanese contemporary LGBT policy and values of diversity in relation to globalisation of LGBT politics (including US political/diplomatic influence over Japan), Japanese economic demands (including 2020 Olympics), race, and Japanese nationalism.

Dissertation: undefined“Between Nationalisation and Globalisation: Male Same-Sex Politics in Post-War Japan” (2015)

Fields of research

  • Queer Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Education

2011–2016 DPhil in Gender Studies (Humanities), University of Sussex, UK. Dissertation: “Between Nationalisation and Globalisation: Male Same-Sex Politics in Post-War Japan”. Supervised by Professor Sally R. Munt
2009–2015 Completed Ph.D program without a Ph.D. degree in Culture and Representation (Specialised in Queer Studies, Critical Theory), The University of Tokyo
2006–2008 MA (Comparatives Culture), International Christian University in Tokyo.
2002–2006 BA (Liberal Arts), International Christian University in Tokyo.

 

Publications

Academic Publications (Peer-reviewed)

2017. undefined“Contradictory Discourses on Sexual Normality and National Identity in Japanese Modernity”. Sexuality & Culture.

2013. “Amerika-ka sareru LGBT no kenri: ‘gei no kenri wa jinken dearu’ enzetsu to sinpo no naratibu (Americanized LGBT Human Rights: the Narrative of Progress and the Speech "Gay Rights are Human Rights).” Gender and Sexuality. Journal  of  center for Gender Studies International Christian University. 08: 5-28. Print.

2010. “Tōjisha no gensetsu no tokucho to sono mondai ten (Characteristics and Its Problems of Discourse of Tohjisha in Gay Studies in Japan).” Journal of Queer Studies Japan 03: 86-109. Print.

2009. “Michel Foucault to gendai no sekushuariti kenkyu no taikō gensetsu (Michel Foucault, and the Counter Discourses of Contemporary Sexuality Studies).” Gender and Sexuality. Journal of  center for Gender Studies International Christian University. 04: 39-60. Print.

2008. “Kamingu auto no konnan (The Problem of Coming Out).” Gender and Sexuality. Journal  of  center for Gender Studies International Christian University. 03: 59-75. Print.


Articles in Newspapers, Reports or Academic Magazines

2015. “The censorship of pornography, masculinity and nationalism in Japan”, Global Information Society Watch Report: pp. 160-163.

2015. “Jinken ka, token ka, onkei ka? (Human rights, Privileges, or Benefits? LGBT Rights in Japan)”, Gendai Shiso, October, Seidosha: 96-108.

2011. Book Review: “Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation” By Dennis Altman and “Iseiai to dōsei ai” by Kazama Takashi and Kawagushi Kazuya, Journal of Queer Studies Japan 03: 176-186.

 

 

Presentations

Conference Presentations (in English)

2016. “LGBT Progress and Neoliberalism in Japan”. The 11TH Crossroads Conference. At The University of Sydney, Sydney Australia. 15 December.

2014.“Queer shame, Japanese morals and Togo Ken’s politics”. Radical Negativity: An Interdisciplinary Conference Interrogating Productive Possibilities for Negative States of Being. At Goldsmiths, University of London, London UK. 13 June.

2013.“Are LGBT rights becoming Americanised?”. International Feminist Journal of Politics 2nd Annual Conference. At University of Sussex, Falmer, UK. 19 May.

2012. “Global Academic Discourses and Gay Politics in Japan”. The 6th Annual The Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network Conference. At the University of Sussex, Falmer, UK. 13 September.

2011. Queer Femininities in Negotiation with the Cultural/National Norm in Japan. Women’s Worlds 2011. the University of Otawa and Carleton University, Otawa. 7 July.

2010. Queer Discourse in/and Japan. (Panel Title: Queer(s) in Japan). the British Association for Japanese Studies Tri-Annual Conference 2010. the school of Oriental and African Studies,  London. 10 September.

2009. The ‘Future’ of ‘Queer Time’. (Panel Title: Queer Time and Timing). Inter-Asia Cultural Typhoon 2009: Cultural Studies and Asia. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo. 5 July.

Conference Presentations (in Japanese)

2011. Politics of ‘Crisis’: Yukio Mishima’s Japan and Bodies.  the Annual Conference of the Women’s Studies Association of Japan in 2011. Nagoya City Gender Equality  Promotion Center.  31st July.

2010. ‘Queer’ in Biopilitics. the Annual Conference of Japan Association for Queer Studies in 2010. Chukyo University, Nagoya. 21 November.

2009. What is Tojisha? the Annual Conference of Japan Association for Queer Studies in 2009. Tsuda College, Tokyo. 18 Octorber.

2008. Returning to Subject? the Annual Conference of Japan Association for Queer Studies in 2008. Hiroshima Shudo University, Hiroshima. 9 November.

2008. Disconnecting ‘Japan’ from Japan. (Panel Title: Queer on Borders) the Annual Conference of the Women’s Studies Association of Japan in 2008. Apio Aomori, Aomori. 15 June.

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